Do You Like People Using Variations Of Your Name?

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Proper Name Or Nothing

Yes
12
41%
No
14
48%
Suppose it could be worse, i could be called footy.
3
10%
 
Total votes: 29

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Re: Do You Like People Using Variations Of Your Name?

Postby Insouciant Western People » 27 Jul 2011, 14:55

Belle Lettre wrote:So nobody calls you an idiot then?


THE Idiot, please.
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Re: Do You Like People Using Variations Of Your Name?

Postby Belle Lettre » 27 Jul 2011, 14:58

Myshkin? A variant on Nick I suppose.
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Re: Do You Like People Using Variations Of Your Name?

Postby Insouciant Western People » 27 Jul 2011, 15:05

Belle Lettre wrote:Myshkin? A variant on Nick I suppose.


Iggy.

Hey, it sounds like Nicky if you sluuuurrr it right.
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Re: Do You Like People Using Variations Of Your Name?

Postby Polishgirl » 27 Jul 2011, 15:15

How about " 'spants?" ;)
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Re: Do You Like People Using Variations Of Your Name?

Postby Leg of lamb » 27 Jul 2011, 15:32

Being Welsh, you get a wealth of options for name variations when your name is David George. The David bit gets you Dave, Davey, Dewi, Daf and Dai; George gives rise to Georgie and, disgracefully, Georgie Porgie (fortunately, perhaps because it's more of a first name than a surname, people don't tend to fixate on the latter half of my name).

And yet at the age of 10 I got lumbered with a nickname that had precious little to do with my name, precious little to do with anything, and which I hated. And because it was given me by my best mate in junior school, it stuck and I never really had a way of protesting as, y'know, it's what your best mate calls you. Even when we went to different comps, it followed me via other people, all the way up to the age of 18. It was a real pleasure to go to uni and introduce myself as David; I let everyone else come up with their own short forms and, weirdly, Daf (pronounced, in error, with a soft F) rose to the top of the pile 'cos I was Welsh.

But around the same time a few friends of mine from home, sensing that I wasn't too keen on the original nickname, started calling me Dai. I liked it more than any other name I'd had. At the same time I got a poem in a magazine and I spoke with Roddy and we agreed that Dai George had more punch (a spondee!) than David George, and thus it stuck. I took it out to America, and I could be nothing else to all my American friends. I'm known as that among writers and quite a few other friends these days...

... including a good many BCB-ers. But this long-winded progress from David to Dai has taken place across the same time that I've been a member here, so some people have mentioned that they feel a bit confused what to call me these days. The short answer is that I don't mind - lots of people I'm very fond of (my girlfriend and my parents, for instance) still call me David. But Dai's good too.
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Re: Do You Like People Using Variations Of Your Name?

Postby Dr. Baron » 27 Jul 2011, 15:42

Your secret is safe with me, C.
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Re: Do You Like People Using Variations Of Your Name?

Postby Leg of lamb » 27 Jul 2011, 15:54

Brer Baron wrote:Your secret is safe with me, C.


:o

In what depths of drunkenness did I let on about that? Was tequila involved?
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Re: Do You Like People Using Variations Of Your Name?

Postby Dr. Baron » 27 Jul 2011, 15:57

Leg of lamb wrote:
Brer Baron wrote:Your secret is safe with me, C.


:o

In what depths of drunkenness did I let on about that? Was tequila involved?


I don't actually recall. The odds are in favor of tequila, though!
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Re: Do You Like People Using Variations Of Your Name?

Postby KeithPratt » 27 Jul 2011, 17:27

I can live with "Tobes" or "Tobester" IF they know me.

However, if anyone calls me "T", they will get an axe in the face.